5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Thursday, September 16 2021.


 On Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: Via Zoom


Race and outdoor space: perception and access to nature

Nature – the birds, trees and rivers – are real. However, how we see and experience nature is shaped by race, place, time and culture. These also determine who has access to nature, whether it is in the city or the wilderness.

About the speakers:

Jacqueline L. Scott is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, OISE, in the department of Social Justice Education. Her research is on the perceptions of wilderness in the Black Canadian imagination. It is part of a wider project on the crossroads of race, place and nature. She is a leader in hiking and cycling with two outdoor clubs.

Ambika Tenneti is a Ph.D. candidate in Daniels Forestry at the University of Toronto. Her research on community engagement in the urban forest focuses on practices that include or exclude participation by recent immigrants. Since moving to Canada, she has volunteered with several public and non-profit organisations working towards enhancing community engagement in the urban forest, and stewardship. As a recent immigrant, she is passionate about engaging newcomers in environmental and civic issues.



Available: Available

Price: $10.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Pre-registration is required. This course will take place online, and recordings will be available for a limited time to participants. Online course log-in details will be sent 24 hours before course date.

More information: Speaker: Jacqueline L. Scott and Ambika Tenneti

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